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Saudi Arabia’s Fahad Al-Junaidel and Abdulrahman Al-Qurashi reach final of men’s 100m T53 at Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games

Fahad Al-Junaidel (left) on his way to qualifying to the Men's 100m T-53 final at Tokyo Olympic Stadium. (Supplied)
Fahad Al-Junaidel (left) on his way to qualifying to the Men's 100m T-53 final at Tokyo Olympic Stadium. (Supplied)
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01 Sep 2021 01:09:30 GMT9
01 Sep 2021 01:09:30 GMT9
  • Pair finished second in their respective heats and will be gunning for medals in Wednesday afternoon’s showdown

Saudi athletes Fahad Al-Junaidel and Abdulrahman Al-Qurashi will compete in the final of the men’s 100m T53 competition at Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games after both finished second in their first-round heats early on Wednesday.

In the first heat at Tokyo Olympic Stadium, the 36-year-old Al-Junaidel qualified with a time of 15.08 seconds, coming in behind race winner Brent Lakatos of Canada (14.49 seconds) and just ahead of Ariosvaldo Fernandes da Silva of Brazil (15.3 seconds).

Abdulrahman Al-Qurashi reached the final of the Men’s 100m T-53 at Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games with a second place finish in Round 1 Heat 2. (Supplied)

The 23-year-old Al-Qurashi finished second in heat two with a personal best of 14.52 seconds, with Pongsakorn Paeyo of Thailand first with 14.30 seconds and Pierre Fairbank of France third on 15.09 seconds.

The two Saudis will take part in the final at the Olympic Stadium on Wednesday afternoon (1.20 p.m. KSA).

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